2015 Pinot Noir Awards

Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon

Silver Medal, 2017 Pacific Rim Wine Competition, California

 

Pinot Noir 2014

90 points – Rick VanSickle – Wines in Niagara – August 30, 2016
Like a bowl of fresh-picked black cherries on the nose with well-integrated spice and earthy-savoury bits in behind. Cherry dominates the palate with added raspberry, spice and supple tannins.
89 points – Sara D’Amato – Wine Align – August 29, 2016
Highly appealing, nicely rounded with supple tannins and a good degree of viscosity. Notes of earth, dried leaf and pine needle are subtle alongside the bold cherry fruit. Very well balanced and ready to drink. Excellent length. Tasted August 2016.
91 points – Tony Aspler – TonyAspler.com – August 21, 2016
Ruby colour; spicy cherry nose with well-integrated oak; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, red plum and cherry flavours, lovely mouth-feel with good length. A charming wine.
89 points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – August 23, 2016
This is a very appealing fresh youthful pinot with floral tones to the bright red cherry and raspberry fruit aromas and flavours. The oak treatment is very subtle and nicely complements the juicy wine. Well balanced with very good length. Best 2016 to 2019. Tasted August 2016.
89 points – Rhys Pender – Wine Align – July 15, 2016
A pretty floral nose with bright ripe cherry and plum fruit. The palate has great freshness and purity with lots of red berry fruit and a nice long finish.

2014 Pinot Noir Awards

Silver Medal, 2016 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada

Silver Medal, 2016 Pacific Rim Wine Awards, California

Gold Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Awards

 

2013 Pinot Noir Awards

Bronze, BC Wine Awards 2015

Pinot Noir 2013 Reviews

89 points – Beppi Crosariol – The Globe and Mail – May 24, 2016
Medium-weight and very dry, with fine-grained tannins for admirable structure, Joie’s 2013 pinot exhibits the sort of classic pinot characters that should please fans of red Burgundy, with sunny, cherry-like fruit at its core and a savoury, earthy side suggesting beetroot, mushrooms and spice. Versatile at the table, it would match particularly well with grilled salmon. Available at the above price in Ontario; $24 in British Columbia and Alberta.
89 points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – November 30, 2015
2013 was a difficult vintage so this wine is a testament to the good winemaking practices at Joie and it proves that the best winemakers can succeed even in the difficult years. Expect aromas of red cherry and raspberry fruit with a touch of oak spice and a hint of mushroom. It is light to medium bodied with a balanced palate and good length. Try with a chicken pot pie. Best 2015 to 2018. Tasted November 2015.
91 points – Tim Pawsey – North Shore News – October 4, 2015

This Summerland and Naramata-sourced Pinot balances silky tannins with cherry and earthy notes and just the right streak of acidity to work with the fish ($35, 91 points). Or, if you prefer to stick with tradition, you could even serve it with turkey.

89 points – John Szabo – Wine Align – October 4, 2015

Joie has made a cracking range of 2013 light reds (pinot noir, gamay), especially evident in this pure pinot noir. No Reserve wine was made in this troublesome vintage, which means that (a strict selection of) all fruit was “declassified” into this regular bottling. The result is a fine value, showing some of the heat of the vintage in the black cherry fruit character, more new world than old, while retaining hallmark Joie Farm crunchy acids and fine-grained tannins. This is ready to enjoy now, or will certainly hold another 2-3 years at least in the cellar. Tasted October 2015.